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22 July 2021

Rio Tinto progresses studies for potential underground mining at Kennecott copper

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rio Tinto has approved a $108 million investment in underground development to enable early orebody access and undertake orebody characterisation studies for underground mining at the Kennecott copper operations in the United States. The investment builds on $25 million approved in early-2020 to complete a pre-feasibility study to determine the viability of undergrou

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21 July 2021

Rio Tinto and Bougainville community residents reach agreement to assess legacy impacts of Panguna mine

MELBOURNE, Australia--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rio Tinto and Bougainville community members, represented by the Human Rights Law Centre, have reached an agreement to identify and assess legacy impacts of the former Panguna copper mine in Bougainville. This follows several months of constructive discussions facilitated by the Australian OECD National Contact Point (AusNCP). A joint committee of stake

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21 July 2021

Richards Bay Minerals shuts furnace as engagement continues

MELBOURNE, Australia--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rio Tinto’s Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) operation in South Africa will shut one of its four furnaces due to the depletion of available feedstock at the plant. This is the result of mining operations being halted following an escalation in the security situation at the operations which significantly hampered the mine’s ability to operate safely. Rio Tinto

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